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corny

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[ kawr-nee ]
/ ˈkɔr ni /
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adjective, corn·i·er, corn·i·est.
of or abounding in corn.
Informal.
  1. old-fashioned, trite, or lacking in subtlety: corny jokes.
  2. mawkishly sentimental: a corny soap opera.
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Origin of corny

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1350–1400; 1930–35 for def. 2; Middle English; see corn1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM corny

corn·i·ly, adverbcorn·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for corny (2 of 2)

corny2
[ kawr-nee ]
/ ˈkɔr ni /

adjective, corn·i·er, corn·i·est.
pertaining to or affected with corns of the feet.

Origin of corny

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First recorded in 1700–10; corn2 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for corny

corny
/ (ˈkɔːnɪ) /

adjective cornier or corniest slang
trite or banal
sentimental or mawkish
abounding in corn

Word Origin for corny

C16 (C20 in the sense rustic, banal): from corn 1 + -y 1
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